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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks at last

November 27, 2012: 7:00 AM ET

The Yahoo chief will sit for her first interview since taking the helm.

FORTUNE -- Where will Marissa Mayer take Yahoo? I'll be asking Yahoo's new CEO tonight, on stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Palo Alto.

This will be Mayer's first interview since she moved to Yahoo (YHOO) from Google (GOOG) last July. You can watch it tomorrow right here on Postcards.

There are lots of topics we could explore. After all, Mayer is the youngest CEO in the Fortune 500. She is the first Fortune 500 chief to enter the job pregnant. And she is the most famous CEO to juggle a big corporate turnaround challenge with a newborn. Macallister Bogue will turn two months old this Friday.

But we'll be talking Yahoo, primarily. I'll ask Mayer about her plan to revive the long-suffering web giant. What's her vision? What's her acquisition strategy? What has she learned in the job so far?

What else should I ask her? Let me know -- @PattieSellers on Twitter.

By the way, I profiled Mayer in Fortune last month. So far, she's proving her doubters wrong. Yahoo stock is up 18% since she became CEO four months ago.

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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